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The pandemic is coming to its end, travel restrictions are one by one being lifted and there is new information at an almost daily basis. This can be confusing, but it is our goal to keep it clear and updated for you. In this article, we constantly update the Covid-19 travel requirements of our destinations in Asia. Note: as the rules can be complicated depending on your type of travel, in this article we will only focus on restrictions on non-essential travel, ie. travel for tourism purposes. For quick access, simply click on the country you want to travel to. Indonesia Covid-19 Non-Essential Travel Requirements Since March 7th, Bali has reopened! Not for all countries yet, but at the moment travelers from 61 countries can enter quarantine free and with a Visa on Arrival. A PCR test is also no longer needed. For a list of the eligible countries, please click…

If you are a villa owner, we have some great news for you! Villa Finder is an official partner with Avantio, a rental software company with over 20 years in the industry and an international team from 24 countries. About Avantio Avantio’s property management software is an all-in-one solution, available in 7 languages. They have been supporting agencies across the globe to streamline processes and maximize revenue. With the vacation rental channel manager, villa owners can instantly update your portfolio on over 50 platforms and portals at the click of a button. When you are working with Avantio, the team will also create and optimize your vacation rental website, to showcase your unique brand and increase direct bookings. About Villa Finder Management and Distribution Solution At Villa Finder, we specialise in bringing the right villas to the right clients. We pride ourselves on being responsive, proactive and having a thorough…

We are always charmed by Sri Lanka’s rolling green hills, the ancient UNESCO sites and its rich history and culture. With the pandemic situation, we find ourselves missing the Pearl of the Indian Ocean quite a bit. But guess what? The country is now open again for tourism. Check out Sri Lanka Covid-19 Travel Requirements below! Travel requirements for fully vaccinated travelers If you are fully vaccinated, you can enter Sri Lanka without having to quarantine and no need to stay for a minimum number of nights or in a specific accommodation. The requirements are as follow: Must have completed the complete dose 14 days before coming to Sri LankaOriginal vaccination certificate (and English translation if applicable)A valid tourist visa. The visa needs to be applied online via www.eta.gov.lkYou do not need to show a negative PCR test upon arrival. You should carry the original vaccination certificate / card (and…

Koh Samui is open for travelers! Current situation: As of May 1st, all fully vaccinated travelers can enter Thailand without quarantine and without PCR test.Here are the requirements as of July 1st: Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before traveling.Unvaccinated travelers can enter if they show a negative PCR result taken maximum 72 hours before arrival.Travel insurance is no longer obligatory but it is highly recommended by the Thai government. As of 1 July 2022, 74% of the population has been fully vaccinated. 6.2% has only been partially vaccinated. (More information here) Related articles: How to get to Koh Samui?Great fun adventures in Koh Samui: 4 must-do activitiesBest restaurants in Koh Samui – 33 Restaurants to Keep You Happy!

With palm-fringed beaches, colourful sacred temples and friendly people, Phuket is a dream holiday destination for many travellers. And, this paradise island is open again. In this article, we will update any information regarding requirements to enter Phuket. Current situation: As of May 1st, all fully vaccinated travelers can enter Thailand without quarantine and without PCR test.Here are the requirements as of July 1st: Fully vaccinated for more than 14 days before traveling.Unvaccinated travelers can enter if they show a negative PCR result taken maximum 72 hours before arrival.Travel insurance is no longer obligatory but it is highly recommended by the Thai government. As of 1 July 2022, 74% of the population has been fully vaccinated. 6.2% has only been partially vaccinated. (More information here) Related articles: Phuket Weather: When is the best time to travel to Phuket?10 Best Phuket Restaurants You Seriously Must TryTransportation in Phuket: Buses, Cars, Scooters. What…

An exclusive research by Villa Finder, the leader in villa rentals in Asia-Pacific, on the impact of the travel restrictions on the US$440m villa market in Asia, together with an outlook of the upcoming re-start of the vacation rentals sector in the region The Covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the travel industry, and the villa market in the Asia Pacific region is no exception. Border closure, social distancing, new hygiene standards and the overall uncertainty about whether it is safe to travel are some of the changes the market over the past year. In this article, we are going to share more about how the pandemic has affected the APAC villa rental market, how villa owners have coped with this and also what the future will look like for villa rental. The APAC villa rental market in 2021 Due to the total travel shutdown, the overall Asia Pacific market reduced…

Hello everyone, I hope 2021 has been kind to you. It’s been a while since we last updated you, and I would like to share some exciting updates regarding what we’ve been up to and our plans for 2021. Villa Finder Goes to Europe Since borders closure, admittedly, we are not able to have you in our beautiful villas. However, Villa Finder was not idle in 2020. We focused our efforts on finding amazing villas in more destinations, with the hope that when borders reopen, we can bring the Villa Finder Concierge Experience to you at your destination of choice. I’m happy to share that we now have 3000+ villas in over 14 countries. Some of our latest additions are Tuscany (Italy), Ibiza, Mallorca (Spain), Provence and the French Alps (France). If you can travel domestically, lucky you, as the holiday rentals in these destinations are simply stunning. Take a…

“Oh, you are in Phuket today.” That’s how we would like to start our weekly team meeting at Villa Finder. We can’t physically be there, unfortunately. So we change our Zoom backgrounds from time to time (more like, once a week). As we have an amazing portfolio of stunning villas, and therefore, access to gorgeous images that we can use to ease our urge to travel. We are sharing some of our favourites below. If you want, feel free to download the photos and use them for your meetings! Relaxing beach views Grand Villa Noi, PhuketWhile Natai Beach is not as popular as Patong, it is equally impressive. You can easily find restaurants and bars in the area, and the sunset show is exactly what you always imagine. Grand Cliff Nusa Dua, BaliHot of the press: Bali is amongst the top post-pandemic destinations. Well, with natural blessings like this, we…

Since 2012, our contribution in helping the global reforestation efforts started with a simple idea; for every villa booking made, we plant a tree. Villa Finder’s growing Mangrove forest Our founders envisioned a process where Villa Finder guests would contribute to a tree planting project that didn’t involve any extra costs (to guests) and without lifting a finger. Enter ReforestAction and NGO Project Yagasu, Villa Finder’s partners in the Mangrove Reforestation Project. 8 years and counting, we have worked with our partners to plant mangrove trees in Sumatra, Indonesia. To date, 6,800 trees have been planted and are slowly but surely taking root and reaching deep into the forest soil to help to restore healthy ecosystems. Over the years, our small forest has made an impact in: Providing clean waterReplanting mangrove trees helps prevent saline water intrusion and keeps underground water sources remain clean and free of seawater. This is…

“What’s for lunch?”, “Where should we go for dinner?” “Is it family-friendly?” Sound familiar? These questions don’t just haunt you when your stomach starts to rumble or when it’s your turn to pick a spot for a family lunch, they are relentless and creep into your holiday even when it’s clear there are about 10 restaurants on the street to choose from. If you ask us, it’s especially harder when restaurants in destinations like Bali have been extensively reviewed and photographed through everyone’s favourite FOMO app, Instagram. There’s a secret to selecting the best restaurant or spa experience in Bali that doesn’t need too much googling or jumping on trip advisor to research and read reviews- just ask a local, and that’s what we did! We asked our local friends in Bali and most importantly, we asked ourselves. The Villa Finder team live and breathe the Bali life so are…